Re: Gun Owner/Extropians census (was:Re: look out! long-haired

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 16 Dec 1997 07:36:10 -0500

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> > While this is hardly a significant statistical pool,...
> Even if you got 1000 responses, it would not be significant
> because it's a self-selected sample. I'd like to think most
> Extropians know at least enough math to realize that any
> such poll of a mailing list cannot possibly generate useful
> information for any purpose, and I respectfully suggest
> that others refrain from doing so in the future.
> To further show the futility of such a poll, I will point
> out that I, personally, will not answer your question either
> way, because it is likely to be detrimental to my own
> interests to do so. Announcing that I have no gun invites
> thieves; announcing that I do invites cops (presuming for
> the moment that there's a difference).

Announcing to me, privately, is different from announcing to the goup.
As a dedicated gun rights practitioner, and respecter and defender of
the constitution, I personally feel insulted that my word of confidence
is not respected.

			Michael Lorrey
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